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Lemon Tree (2008)

Genres:Drama
Sound Format:Dolby Stereo
Film Length:106 minutes
Status:Film Archive
Co-production with:France, Germany
I.F.F. fund:₪300,000
 
Production:Eran Riklis Productions (1997) Ltd
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Email:amnoni.rub@gmail.com

Salma, a 45 year old widow from a small Palestinian village in the West Bank, finds herself fighting the Israeli Minister of Defense who built his house on the green line border between Israel and the Occupied Territories on the edge of Salma's lemon grove. Soon enough the Israeli authorities claim that the grove is a threat to the security of the minister as terrorists can hide amongst the trees and they order that the trees be cut down. Salma, who lives on her own, decides that she will fight for her trees. The struggle becomes a big issue to the Palestinians and to the Israelis alike and involves Palestinian and Israeli officials, military and secret service types, the international media and visiting European officials. To save the trees that her father planted back in ther fifties, Salma will have to go on a journey that will lead her to befriend the Minister of Defense's wife, and go all the way to the Israeli High Court.



ProducerAyelet Imberman
 Eran Riklis
DirectorEran Riklis
Script WriterSuha Arraf
 Eran Riklis
Associate ProducerAntoine de Clermont-Tonnerre
 Bettina Brokemper
 Michael Eckelt (Riva Filmpdoruction GR)
Line ProducerUzi Karin
1st Assistant DirectorMichal Engel
Director of PhotographyRainer Klausmann
Casting DirectorYael Aviv
Production DesignerMiguel Merkin
Costume DesignerRona Doron
Make up ArtistZiv Katanov
Sound Recordingmoshe dor
 Ashi Milo
Editorshira dar
 Tova Asher
ContinuityInbal Shafir
Production ManagerEran Kotzky
GafferAvi Dasberg
 Avi Dasberg
 Peter Fritscher
Key GripMaike Maier
1st Assistant CameraRami Simatov
 Astrid Miegel
Production CoordinatorDorit Perel
2nd Assistant DirectorAvi Amir
Set DresserJosef Dahari
 Eyal Elhadad
Property MasterTal Rapaport
 Beny Afferleon
Art Asst.Miguel Merkin
Wardrobedanq nativ
 Nektar Solomon
Make Upshiri shimsha
Hair DresserZiv Katanov
LightingEli Turjeman
 Tom Ashuach
GripMordi Boaz
 Igal Arobas
 Guy Ne'eman
Stills PhotographerEitan Riklis
Boom OperatorAlon Shapira
Location ManagerGuy Raz
Personal Ass. to Directorli et heler
 Fady Copty
Production Asst.gal kotzki
 Nathanel Halevi
 aviv bejerano
 asaf segal
 moshe zaidman
 Alon Dahan
DOP - 2nd UnitAmnon Zlayet
2nd Assistant CameraMeir Arad Shaul
Water girlinbar meshar


Leading Actor / ActressHiam Abas as Salma
 Rona Lipaz Michael as Mira Navon
 Ali Suliman as Ziad
 Doron Tavori as Israel Navon
Supporting Actor /ActressMakram Khuoury as Abu Kamal
 Avi Madar as Darzi
 Ayelet Robinson as Shelly
 Amnon Wolf as Liron Leibowitz
 Jack Adalist as Jack (DC Rest. Owner)
 Didi Gat as Moshe Ziegler
 Danny Leshman as Quickhand ( Zrizi )
 Hili Yalon as Sigi
 Tarek Kopty as Abu Hussam
 Loai Noufi as Nasser
 Liron Barnes as Gilad
 Lana Zreik as Laila
 Miki Varshviak as Advocate Braverman
 Smadar Yaaron as Tamar Gera
 AMOS TAMAM as Simon Hasson
 Amos Lavi as Captain Jacob
 Firas Khoury as Ayash
 Jacob Shtamberg as Leibowitz's Commander